A Sustainable + Socially Responsible Studio



The Studio

Rachel Martin Design is a sustainable and socially responsible design studio that works with conscious businesses who are committed to social value and want to create a better world. We are devoted to high quality sustainable design, focusing on branding, packaging, print and web, to innovatively solve problems and create meaningful change.

Our sustainability expertise, commitment to social impact and honest intuition drive us to create effective and stunning design that inspires positive change to shape our world and culture for the greater good. We welcome you to take a look at our work, and if you are a socially conscious business looking for a design partner, please contact us!



Rachel Martin is a design director and designer with over 17 years of professional design experience. As an avid do-gooder and advocate for sustainability, Rachel collaborates with socially conscious leaders on a national level in design, marketing, packaging, product innovation, architecture and more. She believes designers have the power to lead the way in communicating the importance of positive social and environmentally responsible messages and implements these values into her projects and everyday life.

Prior to relocating to Charlotte, Rachel was a senior designer and project manager in NYC for Louis Dreyfus, an international group of diversified businesses, that is one of the largest privately held companies in the world. She had the honor of working with Tom Wood and collaborated with such design talents as Richard Saul Wurman, Massimo Vignelli and Tibor Kalman. Rachel began her career in advertising at BBDO Worldwide where she designed campaigns for Bayer, Campbell’s, FedEx, PepsiCo and Visa. Her work has been recognized in publications and several awards from Applied Arts, Creativity, GOOD, Graphic Design USA, Graphis, HOW and PRINT Magazine.

Rachel is the former AIGA National Director of The Living Principles for Design, serves on the advisory boards for AIGA, Green Drinks, Piedmont Culinary Guild and Queen City Forward, is an adopter of the Designers Accord and a curator for Design Envy. She is also a member of Design Can Change, DESIGN 21: Social Design Network, Ladies of Letterpress, Re-nourish, U.S. Green Building Council and helped launch AIGA’s sustainability and design for good initiatives across the nation.


We love working with sustainable, natural, fair trade, organic and non GMO brands for both large and small businesses. We are devoted to high quality sustainable design, focusing on branding, brand strategy, illustration, packaging, print and web to ensure that your brand is consistent and stands out in the market.



Rachel Martin Design is an independently run collaborative design studio that creates memorable sustainable brands that matter. Since 2000, we’ve worked with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to assist in solving their problems and creating effective and powerful design solutions to help their businesses grow.



Exceptional design isn’t created alone that’s why we collaborate and partner with talented folks. They not only keep us afloat but are long-term friends, colleagues and creative thinkers that drive our passion for sustainable and socially responsible design. Below is a list of some of the great sustainable brands and clients we get to work with.

Arts Connection
Charlotte Center City Partners
Charlotte Food Innovation District
Charlotte Green Alliance
City of Charlotte
Foundation for the Carolinas
Four Seasons Hotel
Free Range Brewing
Good Karma Ranch

Green Drinks Charlotte
Harper’s Restaurant Group
Heirloom Restaurant
Hoffner Organic Farms
Imex Management
Inizio Pizza Napoletana
Know Your Farms
Knight Foundation
Meck County Park & Recreation
Milk Glass Pie
Muddy River Distillery

National Academy of Environmental Design
National Building Museum
Nena’s Meats & Provisions
New Belgium Brewing
Old North Shrub
Partners for Parks
Piedmont Culinary Guild
Poetry Society of America
Pure Intentions Coffee
Queen City Forward

Salud Beer Shop
Shamrock Gardens
Social Innovators Collective
Sustain Charlotte
TCM Brewing
The Chef’s Farmer
The Session
University City Partners